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Project Highlights

Woman standing in a server room while working on her laptop in hand. Yellow, blue, orange, and navy shapes to the right of the image coordinate to the ACCESS branding.


The Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support is a powerful collection of integrated digital resources and services that researchers around the country use to advance understanding of our world, making lives healthier, safer and better.

Ground-level robot moving between crop rows in a lush and green corn field


From autonomous farming to livestock optimization, artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role in the life of the modern family farm. Learn how we’re shaping the future of farming with this important project, led by the Center for Digital Agriculture.

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Atlas of a Changing Earth

With stunning visuals created by AVL, this fascinating documentary explains how a revolution in map making is shedding new light on global warming and its impact on the planet.

Visualization of Binary Neutron Stars moving in a circular rotation of yellow, orange, and brown colors

Binary Neutron Stars II

Simulation of the last few hundred milliseconds in the lifetime of neutron star binaries.

Photograph of the Blue Waters supercomputer and walkway between cabinet rows with cooling pipes above

Blue Waters

In 2007, the National Science Foundation approved a $208-million grant to fund the creation of the world’s most powerful, leadership-class supercomputer – Blue Waters.


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CADENS (The Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science) is a National Science Foundation-supported project to increase digital literacy and inform the general public about computational and data-enabled scientific discovery.

Photograph from space of the Earth's atmosphere capturing white and gray clouds, deep blue water, and areas of green land that can be seen peeking through the clouds


See how NCSA visualizations helped NASA better understand data sampled from smoke from one of the largest biomass-burning events in Indonesia on record. Camp2Ex

Exterior photograph of a farmer in a red shirt and jeans, kneeling, looking, and holding soy bean leaves in a planted row of green calf-high soy bean plants


For years fertilizers and other chemicals have been broadly applied, leading to a long list of problems. Learn about the $7-million initiative designed to change that, using machine learning, AI, and advanced computing to make farming far more sustainable.

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Community Data Clinic

The Community Data Clinic functions as a hub for developing community-centered solutions for a data-driven world.

Photograph of the Silver Dollar galaxy taken by the Dark Energy Survey Collaboration with the DECAM camera mounted on the Blanco Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile. The galaxy is diagonal and flat with surrounding dust and stars seen in gradients of cyan, white, and yellow shining at the center

Dark Energy Survey

According to Einstein’s theory of general relativity, the expansion of the cosmos should be slowing, but science has shown it’s actually speeding up.

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Delta offers a balanced mixture of CPU and GPU nodes and is the most performant GPU computing resource in the National Science Foundation’s portfolio.

Aerial photograph of Earth's landscape from space with landmass seen in various greens and white and bodies of water in blues and white


The NSF EarthCube program has advanced how data and tools are found and utilized – as well as scientific scholarship itself – by issuing one of the first Call for Notebooks as peer-reviewed, scholarly objects emphasizing runnable software.

Rendering of the Large Hadron Collider showcasing the interior mechanics of the collider that then fades into an aerial view of a mountainous landscape and city


See how researchers are using high-energy physics to develop a FAIR framework that advances our understanding of AI.

3D illustration of supercomputer server racks in a data center

HAL Cluster

NCSA’s Innovative Systems developed and operates a high-performing computer network for AI-related computational workloads.

HOLL-I supercomputer interior image showcasing more than 11 rows of hard drives and cables


HOLL-I is a machine-learning targeted, high-speed computing resource, useful for training big data sets and dedicated to serving campus and industry needs.


A compute cluster focused on supporting research and development related to national security and preparedness as well as research in other domains. The Hydro cluster combines a current OS and software stack, up to 384 GB of memory per node, 40 Gb/s WAN bandwidth, and direct access to two Lustre-based parallel filesystems (/home and /projects).

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